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Life term for sex offender

A SEX offender who raped two young sisters and sexually abused a disabled boy has been given a life sentence.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that 44-year-old Allan McLeod, who carried out his abuse for almost 10 years, posed a high risk to the public.

Yesterday, judge Michael O'Grady, QC, imposed a lifelong restriction order on McLeod and sentenced him to at least four years in prison.

Judge O'Grady described McLeod's offending as "an appalling course of criminal conduct. He added: "For little short of a decade, for your own gratification, you horribly abused these children with regularity and cynicism."

McLeod carried out abuse every Saturday while he was babysitting in a house in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire.

Throughout his trial, he insisted he was innocent and claimed the children had made the incidents up.

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